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Design for the Apple StackExchange site

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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Site design update

As you can see, Ask Different community site got a slight design update today. I have moved site's CSS to a newly refactor LESS system, so it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally going ...
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Please change name of site from “Apple” to “Ask Different”

The new "mobile" template, among other things, replaces the site logo with the name of the site in text. However, the Stack Exchange engine still thinks that this site is called "Apple", which results ...
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Official Site Title

Hi all. I have some exciting news to share. A design for the official Apple.se site is in the works! I need to ask the community what the final text in the header logo should be. Right now it's just "...
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Retina graphics for Ask Different?

As retina displays are becoming more pervasive in Apple hardware, and we're here to support users of Apple products, I think it would be great if the AD site included retina versions of its image ...
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Can we make the the tags look like the buttons in Lion?

In chat today, Timothy mentioned that the tags in oneboxes look a lot like the buttons in Windows XP: Compare to Windows XP button: Can we make the oneboxes and the tags on the main site look like ...
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Some design changes

Hi all, as you might have noticed, I made some design tweaks to the site. Here's the before and after comparison. The most obvious change is the removal of the 2-tone dark background colors. The ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, As you can see the new design is live, which means Apple.stackexchange.com has been officially launched! Congratulations! Also thank you for the feedback on the initial design. I was able to ...
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CSS Bug 'on hover' for comment button

If I slowly mouseover the comments button on AD (I have tried with with 2 other SE sites that I cannot replicate this on) I get a rapid flickering between the hover and non hover state when I near the ...
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Ask Different Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
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Use San Francisco, Helvetica Neue fonts over Arial

The current CSS design for Ask Different puts Arial first. I think we should change this CSS to put San Francisco first, without having to license anything or anything like that. Here is my CSS code: ...
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Why are the positive bonus rep red in the reputation tab? [duplicate]

I noticed that (un)accepts... ...and bounties... are red there. Why are all the rep received from bonuses RED?! I understand unaccepts - they give negative rep gain and therefore logically made ...
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Design flaw in the number/items per page selector

I've noticed Ask Different's CSS is much less legible than other Stack Exchange sites: Pretty selector: Not pretty selector: (produced by hovering over a choice) Could we change it so that the ...
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Why is the “new” label so hard to read?

I suspect some CSS rule is being incorrectly applied to the "new" feature notifier. I'm talking about the "new" block that appears when a new navigation or other site element is added. It showed up ...
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New Ask Different site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Ask Different is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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What does the logo for AskDifferent and the symbol for command stand for?

Is it a flower? Indian symbol? I know that Jobs was a hippie in the 70s so maybe it comes from that times. Don't get me wrong, to me it looks like a svastika on steroids. But I am looking forward for ...
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Unread Messages/Updates Icon looks exactly like Gmail logo.

You guys know the little red icon that sits next to your username and lights up whenever you've got updates? I looked at the unread icon when it was lit up and immediately thought of gmail, so then I ...
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Stacked Buttons Need Attention on apple.stackexchange.com

Hey, just wanted to give my 2 cents here - The way that the buttons are all the same shape and relatively the same size on apple.stackexchange.com questions is kind of distracting, visually. I really ...
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Warning pop-up is difficult to read

The colors should be changed. I can't see what is written. That yellow and white color make it impossible to read. It can be read but you need to select the text with your cursor.
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Comments same size/format as posts

I noticed with the new design the type for comments is the same size and format as the type for questions and answers. On other StackExchange sites the comments are slightly smaller visually ...
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How do you get “keys” to appear in your answer text?

See the accepted answer in this post: How do you position your hand to use the command key? What finger do you use? What's the markdown the person used to turn the CMD curly symbol in to a floating ...
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Search box text colour

Just noticed that the colour of the text displayed on the search results page does not show the search query very clearly until the search box is re-selected. Blank search box waiting for a query: ...
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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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Code-formatted links aren't highlighted blue

Links wrapped around `code` snippets aren't highlighted as links, so they're hard to notice. This should probably behave more like SU and SO, where they're still highlighted blue even though they're ...
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Is this really our new look?

All I can say is... please, no. It's like someone threw a bag of crayons at Windows 10. The old 'fade out' version was fine. This is just a distraction. For anyone who hasn't yet read the Meta post,...
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What is the significance of the blue background on some questions?

This question is a reaction to a hint in a comment on an answer of mine on this thread. I'm a new user, and have been surprised not to find any explanation (in the FAQ, for example) of the ...
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Put a newline after the 'Answer Your Question' button.

Related: "Add Another Answer" button Bug This doesn't look like Apple! The 'Answer Your Question' button overlaps the 'Notify' label and checkbox. To use this feature (I really use it) I ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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When `code` is included in a link, it is not highlighted in blue

While typing the title I was directed to this question from 2011 (it was even edited by Jeff Atwood!), but there are no answers or comments, and the issue still exists: When making an inline link ...
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In the flag-weight page, the vote block is not rendered correctly when the question/answer has been down voted

A flagged question/answer that has been down voted is shown as in the following screenshot. The minus sign is in the middle of the grey block, and the number is partially shown outside that grey block;...
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Color scheme hard to read

The color scheme on the priviledges page is so dark, it's barely readable. So is the red warning messages I get while posting. Tried multiple browsers, multiple PC's, pretty much the same everywhere.
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first bug on new theme :D

the gold, silver and bronze badges must change order!
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Why do I occasionally get a big rainbow in the top banner?

So, the question is not so much about the rainbow itself (I see it as a reminder of the old Apple logo I grew up with), but more about why it appears sometimes and not other times? Below is a ...
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Inactive button not readable when reviewing First Posts or Late Answers

When reviewing First Posts or Late Answers, the inactive button is hardly visible: This seems to be Ask Different-specific, it doesn't happen on a dozen other sites I checked. I've tested this on ...
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Email responses prompt crowds Answer button

The Add Another Answer/Answer your Question button is floated to the left, causing the prompt to receive email notifications appear somewhat awkwardly to the right: I'm not positive it doesn't end up ...
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Misleading hover text in Favourite Button

Hover over the favourite button, and you see the following text (Spelling mistakes amended ;) ) "This is a favourite question (click again to undo)" This implies that you have made the question a ...
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Visual bug when viewing your own questions

I just asked a question and noticed what I think is a bug. When you view a question that you have asked, you see the "Know someone who can answer..." message at the bottom, as well as the "Would you ...
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Tag wiki text bug

I created a couple of tag wikis today but i noticed that if you create the tag wiki, the information in the hover-bubble doesn't display the description text if there are no followers of the tag. I ...
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Typing question/answer via iPhone very slow

I've just typed an answer on AD and it's way slower than typing a question or answer on this meta for example. I am using Mobile Safari browser and not enabling the mobile theme - so it's basically ...
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Inconsistent Notification

If you try to upvote a question or answer twice, you get the nice yellow box that give an indication of the problem "You already voted on this question ....etc", and an obvious "Click in this box to ...
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

Whenever I choose to cast vote on a question or flag a post, the count of remaining votes/flags for the day is shown besides the button. I have observed that the background colour of the box shown ...
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Favourite Tags don't animate

The tags on the Favourite Tags list don't animate in the same way that normal tags do: For comparison — normal tags:
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<pre> elements on blog don't scroll for overflow-x

On Ask Different, content in a <pre> element that is wider than the box will cause the box to scroll (CSS overflow-x: scroll;). On the Ask Different Blog, that doesn't happen. The too-wide ...
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Is the pale blue of texts — on white, pale blue and beige backgrounds — too pale at Ask Different?

Is the pale blue too pale? I think so, but alternative answers will be appreciated. Thank you Background I'm usually a careful reader, but at least twice I have missed things of importance, ...
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Multiple Tag Wiki Edit Screen Style Bugs

It seems that some old and new style bugs have cropped up with the various style changes that have occurred over the course of 2011. Which is, well, all of them? :) Let's take a look at the tag wiki ...
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Visual bug on tabs with bounty questions

When looking at the front page, the Featured tab looks like this: When I browse to the Featured tab, it looks like this: Notice how there are artifacts outside of the red oval. I'm running Safari 5 ...
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Search box visual glitch

The corners of the search box (After the redesign) looks weird on Chrome 10/OS X:
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Ask Different new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Ask Different. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post ...
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Is the CSS different between Main and Meta?

When I switch between Main and Meta within the same browser, the layout changes slightly, most noticable when viewing my reputation scores, where the icons move over further to the right on the main ...
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Site works slowly since official launch

I am not sure if this only happened to me or if anyone else has the same problem, but after the official launch of Ask Different this website has become very slow for me. For example, while scrolling ...